Many of our students catch a bus to school each day. Bus services cover a wide area, including Hampton in Arden, Meriden and certain areas of Coventry. Bus Services to Heart of England School are operated by the following companies and the most up to date information can be found on their websites. Students travelling from Marston Green will need to access train services to Berkswell Station.
We have appointed Ridley’s Coaches to run our three bus services from Coventry to school, please see routes below. The cost of a bus pass for the 2023-2024 academic year is £550.
Ridley’s bus passes are administered by Heart of England School. Please contact school about passes for these services.
Meadway Coaches run the 182, 183 and 825 services.
Details for the 182, 183 and 825 on Meadway services should be directed to Solihull council via:
Operated on behalf of Solihull Council
Operated on behalf of Solihull Council
Detailed information about the financial assistance available in purchasing a bus pass, and an application form, can be found at:
High standards of behaviour are expected at all times to ensure safety when students are travelling on buses. We know that most of you behave well on the journey to and from school, but sometimes the behaviour of a few can make the journey unpleasant or dangerous for others. Action will be taken to support and discipline students who choose to ignore our non-negotiables in school or off site.
The behaviour of students will be monitored by the bus driver and any unacceptable behaviour will be reported to the school, this may result in disciplinary measures such as restrictions being placed on the student and their use of use of school transport.
In severe cases to ensure everyone’s safety, a student may be banned from using the school bus. In this instance parents/carers would need to make alternative transport arrangements.
To ensure that everyone stays safe the following behaviours should be adhered to:
At 3.25pm, the end of each school day, students using buses should assemble on the school yard where they will be supervised by staff. Students will be released in an orderly manner as their bus arrives. If a student misses the bus the school will take steps to ensure that they are transported home safely, which may initially involve students making a phone call to parents. Students are not allowed to leave the premises if they miss their bus, without first consulting with Mr Hawkes or their Pastoral Manager.
Please note that all information is correct at time of going to press.
Bus passes from Solihull council will be sent to the school and distributed when students arrive.
Ridleys bus passes will be printed in school ready to be distributed when students arrive.
Details of how to apply for a bus pass for Solihull based students can be found on the SMBC website as follows:
The Ridley’s passes are administered by Heart of England School. To enquire about a Ridleys Bus please send an email detailing your child’s name and which of the services you require to:
There is a grace period of one week on Ridleys buses and a month on Solihull Council operated buses when students will be allowed on the buses even if they have not received their passes.
Please refer to the interactive route maps above.
At 3.25pm, the end of each school day, students using buses should assemble on the school yard behind the main sports hall where they will be placed into bus lines and supervised by staff. Students will be released in an orderly manner as their bus arrives.
Students are advised to have the school number with them. If the bus does not arrive they should notify parents and contact school for further advice.
If a student misses the bus in the morning they should call their parent/carer. If they miss their bus after school, we will take steps to ensure that they are transported home safely, which may initially involve students making a phone call to parents. Students are not allowed to leave the premises if they miss their bus, without first consulting the member of staff on bus line duty. During the first week in September, Year 7 students will finish their school day 5 minutes earlier to allow them more time to make their way to the bus lines on the school yard.
No, only those with bus passes can travel on our bus services.